Kanye West Launches Music Charity with Donda's House
Published Jul 29, 2013Though it originally seemed like the result of a borderline insane Twitter rant, rapper Kanye West has started getting organized with his series of companies called Donda after his late mother. Now, his Chicago-based nonprofit Donda's House has launched a music program for at-risk youth.
According to WBEZ [via Pitchfork], the new program is called "Got Bars?" and is geared toward helping students between 15 and 24 with lessons in writing and recording music. Frequent Kanye collaborator Rhymefest will be among the leaders in the program.
The program will take place at St. Sabina's Church and will also include a health and wellness portion. According to executive director Donnie Smith, that aspect of the program will be headed up by a former professional football player.
Those Chicago students looking to join the program can apply here until August 2. Eventually, Donda's House intends to make this a national program.
Kanye West's Yeezus is available now.